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4 men charged in triple slaying in Harvey

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Prosecutors on Monday announced that four men have been charged in the slayings of a woman and two children more than two years ago in South suburban Harvey.

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Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez announced charges Monday against 29-year-old Darryl Lloyd, 25-year-old Faheem Norwood, 23-year-old Dejuan Crockett and 29-year-old Brandon Griffin. They were charged in the Oct. 24, 2010, shooting deaths of 28-year-old Donysha Stovall, 16-year-old Shaquill Davis, 10-year-old Clarisma Torry and the attempted murder of a 4-year-old child.

Lloyd appeared in bond court in Markham on Monday where he was denied bond. The others had been charged previously and also had been denied bond.

Prosecutors said three of the men forced their way inside Stovall's apartment and shot the victims while Griffin remained in the car. The men took a flat-screen TV when they didn't find the money or drugs they thought would be inside, according to prosecutors.

Stovall was shot multiple times as she sat on a living room couch. The 16-year-old, a son of Stovall's boyfriend, was found shot once in the back of the head on the floor of the shower. Stovall's 10-year-old daughter was shot in a bedroom. Stovall's 4-year-old son, Nate Davis, was shot multiple times but survived.

"This was an extremely heinous and senseless crime that took the lives of this young mother and her children," Alvarez said in a statement. "We are very pleased that we have been able to bring charges in this case and hopefully some measure of justice for these victims."

About 10 hours after the killings, the Harvey Police Department arrested the four defendants in an unrelated vehicle hijacking. Three of the four are in prison for that crime and the fourth is awaiting trial. The Cook County public defender's office represented the men at their bond hearings.

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